Blog | Global Supply Chain Group

Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

Survey Finds More Than Half CEOs Do Not Believe in Social Media
At Global Supply Chain Group, we are highly interested in global business networks and that is the reason why, today,[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself
Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the[...]
Business Networks or Social Networks – Which do You Prefer?
LinkedIn is a business network that allows you to socialise. Facebook is a social network that is trying to commercialise.[...]
Profound Changes in Organisation Structure is Underway
(Scroll to the bottom to see the entire cartoon in the picture above) I was shocked when I heard of[...]
Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business
Supply Chain Confusion - Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

Five Key Cornerstones of The 5-STAR Business Network
There are five key Cornerstones of success in building and harnessing effective global business networks So what are these 5[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
How Green is Your Supply Chain?
It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental pro-activeness as organizations are discovering that it makes[...]
Asian Banker Summit 2015 – Connecting Finance with Supply Chains
On 14 - 16 April 2015 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, nearly 2000 top bankers and[...]
What I Learnt About Business Transformations Fighting Pirates (Not in the Caribbean)! – Part 1
I was reminded of this story because I was talking about it in a workshop on business transformation last week.[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

Fresh Thinking for New Business Models
Old Business Models are Getting Redundant When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the[...]
Assign Clear Personal Responsibility for Each Cost Line to a Single Individual
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be[...]
The Rare Art of Getting Rapid Results
I was in a meeting with one of my clients who was one of the top 3 executives in a[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
What Happened When Ikea Used the Power of Its Business Network to Break the Blockade of Its Core Suppliers
Imagine if you were a small sized furniture seller, and suddenly your suppliers refused to supply furniture to you because[...]
How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain
Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]

For Logistics Companies:

Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]
Create a High Profile Internal Team to Identify Best Practices and Embed a Cost Conscious Culture
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Doug Hudgeon – The Cost Reduction Tip: Simplify Your Supply Chain
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Over the past 12 years I’ve looked at the sourcing, procurement and payments[...]
Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Use Monte Carlo Simulations to Quickly Model Costs and Influence Stakeholders
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Taking your business down to its lowest possible operating cost typically involves changing[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of[...]
Five Profit-Killing Confusions For Any Company
There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of all actions. Clarity[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
How to Prepare Simple, Effective Cost Management Reports (part 1)
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Effective management accounts are critical to a cost reduction initiative. Without it, your[...]
Business Model Transformation: Lessons From Soccer And Hockey – Part 2
In the previous blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams transformation from an individualistic style of[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]